NYS-VC will feature camelid classes
Register now for the 2023 New York State Veterinary Conference, a three-day interactive event October 6-8 at www.nysvc.org with high-quality continuing education, offering over 20 live and 80 on-demand NYS continuing education and RACE credit opportunities. It is a hybrid event offering: on-site, online, and on-demand sessions. Co-hosted by the Cornell University CVM and NYSVMS, the conference features a diversity of species and professional development tracks. There will be camelid classes by: Julie Dechant, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC.
Need help figuring out your student loans? Check out the NYSVMS Sabadoodle program
Major changes to your student loans are coming! The final extension of the pandemic student loan forbearance benefits is scheduled to end soon. Interest will start on September 1, 2023 and payments will resume in October. NYSVMS has partnered with Sabadoodle to offer a free Student Loan analysis. The analysis gives you the insight to look beyond debt repayment with an eye to more fulfilling goals. After you complete a fact-finder questionnaire our planner evaluates your loans and repayment options. This will be the foundation for an in-depth personal consultation. For more information, go to: https://nysvms.org/debt-and-financial-wellness/.
Laurel Kaddatz, DVM to receive the WSAVA Global Meritorious Service Award
Laurel Kaddatz, DVM was nominated by his peers and affirmed by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Executive Board as the 2023 recipient of the WSAVA Global Meritorious Service Award. The Award is awarded to a veterinarian who in the opinion of the judges has contributed meritorious service to the veterinary profession in the broadest sense, which may be as a general practitioner, an academic veterinary surgeon, or a veterinarian working in management or for a company. The award will be presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the WSAVA 2023 World Congress taking place from September 27-29 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Spotless arrival: Rare giraffe without coat pattern is born at Tennessee zoo
A giraffe without spots at a Tennessee zoo may be plain, but she’s definitely not ordinary. The female reticulated giraffe was born July 31 at the family-owned Brights Zoo in Limestone, a rural community in northeastern Tennessee. David Bright, one of the zoo’s owners, said the plain brown animal is a rarity: Research found another giraffe that was born without a pattern in Tokyo in 1972 and two others before that. The spots serve as camouflage for giraffes in the wild.
Budding researchers gather at Veterinary Scholars Symposium
More than 550 veterinary students from around the world gathered August 3-5 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 34th annual Veterinary Scholars Symposium (VSS). Participants presented results from weeks of mentored research and celebrated the achievements of two symposium participants. The symposium is the culmination of the 2023 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program, which was created to introduce veterinary students to biomedical research and expose them to potential careers outside the examination room.
Buying new technology? Take your time, get consensus, experts say
Purchasing new technology should never be a snap decision. William Lindus, director of operations at I.T. Guru, a business dedicated to veterinary information technology (IT), has seen it happen before, with unfortunate consequences. One of his clients bought a new piece of diagnostic laboratory equipment. However, Lindus didn’t find out until he was asked to install it. When the owner had made the purchase through the vendor, he should have also purchased integrators and hardware at the same time but didn’t think to do so.
Register for the VIN Foundation Vets4Vets annual mindfulness retreat Oct. 26-29 in Illinois
VIN Foundation Vets4Vets® is inviting interested members of the veterinary profession the opportunity to take time and participate in a weekend of didactics and dialogues with the aim of helping us return to our professional and personal lives with a greater sense of meaning and gratitude. The didactics will be a combination of group participation and speaker presentation. The VIN Foundation Vets4Vets annual CE mindfulness retreat will be held October 26-29 at Loyola University, Woodstock, Illinois.
2023 class of house officers welcomed at UC Davis
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s House Officer Program is the largest of its kind in the United States with 140 total house officers training in 41 specialty disciplines. Training programs range from 1 to 4 years, where the veterinarians focus on a specific aspect of specialty medicine such as cardiology, surgery, or critical care. Once their clinical training is completed and board examinations are passed, veterinarians become board certified specialists in their discipline of veterinary medicine. UC Davis announced its incoming 2023 class of house officers in a university release, which includes 60 new fellows, interns, and residents.
How feed changes affect the horse’s GI tract
Horses have sensitive digestive tracts, so many owners exercise caution when implementing feed or nutrition plan changes. However, nutritionists say owners aren’t typically as careful when changing their horses’ hay and other forage, though they need to be.